Apple files patent complaint against Motorola, asks for EU investigation

Here’s the latest punch in the ongoing mobile-device patent brawl: Apple has filed an official complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility for violating agreements to fairly license standards-essential patents. The action comes just days after the U.S. and E.U. approved Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

Analyst: Huge $2.5B break-up fee on Google-Motorola deal shows ‘seller’s concern’

After researching the data, patent expert and analyst Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents said the break-up fee is likely the “highest-ever break-up fee agreed upon in this industry” and it shows Motorola’s “concern” the deal won’t go through. Bloomberg’s initial report indicates Google’s fee amounts to 20 percent of the total transaction, compared with the 4.2 percent median since last year with similar deals.